19 Jul 2019

Sport: Fiji, Samoa netballers to play for 13th place

4:31 pm on 19 July 2019

Fiji and Samoa will play for 13th place this weekend at the Netball World Cup in England.

Fiji beat Sri Lanka 59-44

Fiji beat Sri Lanka 59-44 Photo: Netball World Cup

Samoa pipped Fiji 55-54 when the two sides met in pool play on Tuesday.

The Samoans also defeated Singapore 63-49 yesterday and Sri Lanka 65-55 on Wednesday.

The Fiji Pearls recorded their first win of the tournament on Wednesday beating Singapore 71-56.

They went on to beat Sri Lanka 59-44 on yesterday.

Earlier, the Fijians suffered heavy defeats to Jamaica, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago.

The Samoans were also beaten by England, Uganda and Scotland.

Samoa finished 10th at the 2015 world cup in Australia while Fiji at 11th place.

The current International Netball Federation (INF) rankings see the Samoans at 14th spot while the Fijians are at 17th.